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of the democratic party. the former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. enterring the u.s. district courthouse with his wife to plowed guilty to federal charges. >> anything can you share today? >> reporter: this was one of the first public sightings of jackson since he disappeared from and resigned from congress last year, citing the treatment of bipolar disorder and he later admitted in court to using $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. court papers say that includes a rolex watch, hdtv, travel, meals, and memorabilia from shen rities like michael jackson -- celebrities like michael jackson. the lawyer claims bipolar disorder played a key role in jackson's crimes. >> he has serious health issues and we're going to talk with them extensively with the court and they're related to his present predicament and that is not an excuse but a fact. >> reporter: in court, jesse jackson jr. said i did those things. as the judge read the charges. when asked if he was taking medication for his bipolar disorder that affected his judgement, jackson said, no, i have never been more clearer in my
it through. >> on the floor of the u.s. senate thursday, a first step in what could be a stand off of former senator chuck hagel's nomination to be the next secretary of defense. >> on this vote the yays are 58. the nays are 40. >> confirmation remains in question. >> taken policy positions that i believe call into question the quality of his professional judgment on issues critical to national defense. >> senator john mccain and lindsay gram say they are opposing hagel about israel and troop surges in iraq which are at odds to u.s. policy. >> it was unnerving some of the things that came out of that hearing. created more questions and doubts than confidence. >> hagel, the former will you be pick an senator declined for appear to struggle in explaining decisions. >> we're right? >> i would defer in your judgment to sort that out. >> the committee deserves your judgment. >> republicans have sought to link confirmation to continued questions over the benghazi attack. white house responded to questions in a letter today while democrats tried to be opponents. >> we got a car going on in afghanis
. and that is a major outlet for funds expelled by the u.s. navy. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. >>> the national parks service released a himmor addressing the cuts and most of the $2.9 billion budget is for permanent spending like staff salaries, fuel, utilities, rent. national parks would offer fewer services, shorter hours. some areas might be restricted to visitors because of the staffing shortages. >>> the edge on maryland. state lawmakers were up late last night passing too 2 controversial measures. the senate democrats approved the change to sweeping gun control measures and a repeel of the death penalty. a committee voted to ban capitol punishment in the three states. the senators approved an amendment to a gun bill prohibiting anyone who is involuntarily committed to mental health from owning a handgun and includes an assault weapon's ban. both measures are heading to the full senate. >>> a vote may change the way virginia finances highways. a new compromised bill would replace the state's gasoline tax with a 3.5% wholesale tax, including a 6% levee on diesel fuel. stalled increase to 100.3%.
them stay in the u.s. for permanent legal status and according to the report letting immigrants stay in the country. if they have less than three criminal convictions and haven't spent more than a year in prison. >> we are doing exactly what we said we'd do. we'll be prepared which we're very aggressively supporting. >> at first glance, the proposals go beyond what the president himself laid out less than a week ago. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. >> in his state of the union address, president obama said illegal immigrants should not benefit over illegal immigrants. >> a path that includes passing a background check. learning english and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally. >> democrats are eager to hold on to the 71% latino votes they want in the 2012 election. republicans are trying to show they are not antiimmigrant. analysts say the stakes for both sides are high. >> the republicans think they need to do immigration reform to get hispanics back into the party. they promised hispanics immigration reform. >> an
, and that is march 1st. >>> tonight, u.s. secretary of education, arne duncan is speaking out about the lodging sequester saying that he is worried -- worried the cuts will take place. and a warning that he won't be able to reduce the cuts if they go through and he believedy that unpleasant, lawmakers will be forced to compromise to dodge them. >>> the former director of d.c.'s homeland security agency charged with tax fraud. milton west is expected in court tomorrow to plowed guilty to one felony count of attempting to interfere with the administration of internal revenue las. the charge appears to be connected to the conviction of former council member harry thomas jr.. if convicted, west could spend up to three years in jail. >>> and now tonight at 6, vice president joe biden took the white house gun control plan to western connecticut university today, 10 miles away from the site of december's newtown shooting and spoke at a gun violence conference and said there should be conditions queens for -- consequences for lawmakers refusing to act. >> and what i say to my colleagues who will watch
is stepping down. >>> a wicked winter storm still hitting -- hitting the u.s. in some places, the thick snow brought cities to a standstill and cutting power, making trouble nearly impossible and we're getting windy, wet weather in our region tonight. >> and we have a few more hours to go. the road spray is tough to deal with and wins gusting close to 40 miles per hour and that is not easy on the roads but it's still liquid and not frozen. we have had a touch of frozen precip in the mountains but they have been allowed to expire and with a small amount. the sled watch is cancelled and we're not getting flooding rains but pockets of moderate rain like around gainesville and that is from south to northeast and expect that, oh, in the germantown area here the next little while as the rounds of rain continue and we think into the early morning hours, before it pulls on out, the bigger picture shows you that, once again, we have some frozen stuff in the mountains. little of significance. it's gusting to 38 in baltimore; 38 -- dulles and gaithersburg and d.c. a lot of changes are on the way for to
shower of stones. >> reporter: this is home to the u.s. national meteorite collection. some of the rocks more than four billion years old. >> so we're looking at a snapshot of the very beginnings of our solar system when we look hat this type of rock. >> reporter: the doctor says the russian meteor likely came from the asteroid belt between mars and jupiter. >> once in a while we get lucky and we get a piece of rock from mars or the moon. but in this instance we think it's most likely came from the asteroid belt. >> reporter: not the asteroid that just passed our world that close encounter was predicted. the russian meteor came out of the blue. >> this is another piece of mars. >> that is? >> this fell in egypt. >> reporter: believed to have struck and killed a dog in 1911. this photo of a meteorite crater in arizona one of the largest impacts on the planet. and this is the so-called warton meteorite. it crashed through a doctor's office in northern virginia in january 2010. >> and this is the ceiling tile above the exam room where the meteorite actually landed. >> reporter: today's even
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